posted on Dec, 26 2016 @ 06:10 PM
What do you think school is for? Do you think its purpose is to make you into a talented and imaginative individual and foster your individuality? Or
is it to teach you to read, write, do math, balance your checkbook, and become a functional individual in society for your own benefit and the benefit
of others? Bear in mind that this schooling is very expensive and paid for by the state.
You criticize school as if making you into a functional human being is a bad thing. Yes, you are expected to get a job or otherwise support yourself
and to be productive. Absolutely! That’s the point. The end goal is for you to pay your own way and not become a ward of the state. Insofar as
schools fail to do that, yes, they’re a failure. I would maintain that schools reflect society more than they create it. A healthy society has
“good schools.” A dysfunctional one does not and furthermore, cannot, because it is dealing with flawed material in the first place, kids with
attitude going in complaining school turns them into consumers.
Tell you what. If you don’t want to be a “consumer,” don’t become one. Only your own emotional desires make you into one. If you are so easily
influenced by advertising to be induced to buy stuff you must have a very weak mind. If you don’t want to work for the corporations, don’t! Make
your own job. Bill Gates was a college dropout who had a talent (Yes, a “talent”) and a vision for the future. Steve Jobs was a hippy who never
took a bath, studied Far East religion, and changed the world on his own. There’s plenty of talent and imagination in the world. If you think
schooling is “holding you back” I suspect you don’t have the native talent, intelligence, or imagination to make it in the world anyway. It’s
not the schools’ fault; it’s yours.